Nana Trish

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About Nana Trish

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  • Birthday April 6

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    New York
  • Age
    53

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dmitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    336.6
  • Current Weight
    164
  • Goal Weight
    175
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    27
  • Surgery Date
    05/17/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I’m not here as often as I should be...not by a long shot. But I’ll always be here to support you, even if it takes me some time to get back to you. I’m so glad to hear that you’re in therapy. It’s so important...even for those that haven’t been diagnosed with some type of mental illness. I’m bipolar with PTSD, and I truly don’t know what I’d do without my therapist. I know the meds they prescribe for depression can really pack the weight on, and that definitely doesn’t help. I’m finally back on the only medication that has ever helped my bipolar symptoms, after a year and a half, and this one doesn’t have weight gain as a side effect. Small victories I have gained about 20 pounds back this year. I’m about 10 pounds over the normal BMI mark, but at least I’m maintaining there. But it’s a struggle everyday. I was (still am at times) a binge eater, and finding it harder than ever to control the urges with everything going on in the world right now. Hopefully you can get the meds you need soon, and you and your therapist can get to the heart of why you binge/overeat. My problem is that I’ve always known why...I just can’t fight the urges all the time anymore when they hit. Blessings to you, my friend ❤️
  2. Oh Tracy, I’m so so sorry you’re suffering through this. I was seeing a gastroenterologist for about a month after all of this started. This was last summer so I can’t remember exactly how long it took to get straightened around. But the doc had me doing 3 doses of Miralax and one enema a day for the first week. Week 2 was 3x miralax, and enema only if I didn’t have a bowel movement that day. I was on probiotics and did smoothies and protein shakes only, for at least a week. I literally couldn’t even drink water while I was in the hospital. My gastro says he has a patient that has to take 8 doses of miralax every day to stay somewhat regular. After things started moving, he told me to keep up on the probiotics, and the miralax. He says it’s a balancing act. Some days I’m good with 1 or 2 doses now, and some days I need 3. He says if I start having diarrhea, I need to back down a dose, etc. I really hope this helps. I’m sorry it took me so long to respond...I have t been online much. Love and hugs my friend ❤️
  3. People generally lose faster with the bypass over the sleeve. I don’t think a lot of people lose 23 pounds in the first month. I know Jen and Nerdy lost quite a bit as well in the beginning. If you start losing too fast, it’s easy to slow it down. Add more calories, like protein shakes, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc. Play around with it a bit. The swelling could be part of your issues with not feeling restriction. Maybe you are mistaking restriction with the swelling from surgery. I think it feels a bit different for everyone. I’m not looking at your profile at the moment, and I can’t remember what your original starting weight was. But the less you weigh when you have surgery, usually you will lose a bit slower as well. I’d be happy with 7 or 8 pounds a month right now as well. I can’t fit into any of my summer clothes from last year except a couple of T-shirts and of course my beloved leggings But I’ll get back there and so will you!
  4. Thank you, Tracy!! I’m here for you too!! You never know, you may lose faster than you did after the sleeve...I lost 23 pounds in the first month after my bypass, and I averaged 14-15 pounds a month after that until the last couple of months. You have to give yourself time...the first week usually consists of ridding your body of all of the fluids they pump into you during surgery. After that, you should start seeing more of a loss ❤️ I know it will take me a few months to get rid of all my weight, but I’m ok with that, because I’m only 9 pounds over the normal BMI mark.
  5. Wow!! I love that, Lee!!
  6. My stats are not correct under my profile unfortunately...I got up as high as 169, but when I got back on plan Monday I was 166. This morning I was 163. So I have about 18 pounds to go, unfortunately. But it took me months to put it on, so it ain’t coming off overnight, as they say lol. I’m not in a hurry, I’m just glad to be back on track and losing again I had one pretty decent sized food funeral before I was supposed to have my bypass the first time. I lost 48 pounds in 3 months. Other than that, I was straight as they come. When my bypass got cancelled because I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016, I just said “eff it” and went on an eating spree that you wouldn’t believe. I gained back the whole 48 pounds, plus a few extra. Fast forward to 2017, I had 2 months and I lost 34 pounds...only eating an ice cream sundae on Mother’s Day that was off plan. I think most of us have some sort of last hoorah, lol. Soft ice cream was one of the things that made me dump to the extreme after my bypass. A lot of other things did too, but now it’s only a few. It is possible to reach your goal ❤️ and I believe in you!! Just give your body time to realize that it has been through another WLS, and I’m sure things will fall into place
  7. Hubby says thank you, Tracy Yes, I weigh everything except breakfast, because it’s the same thing every day. Breakfast I eat 2 eggs, one slice of cheese and 1/4piece of lavash bread (it’s like a very thin, low carb wrap). Lunch is 4 ounces of lunch meat (usually turkey), 1 slice of cheese, and 1/4 piece of lavash with spicy brown mustard. Dinner is 4 ounces of chicken, fish, steak or pork loin. If I am still hungry I will eat 1/4-1/2 cup of veggies (I love the steam fresh steakhouse flavored green beans). For snacks (I usually eat 2 or 3, depending on how early I get up) I will eat 1 cup of sliced cucumber, or some celery or avocado, yogurt or cottage cheese. Sometimes almonds. And I drink only water or crystal light. ^^^This is how I eat when I’m FOLLOWING my diet. I won’t even begin to tell you the crap I’ve been eating over the past few months...UGH!! I know I will get back to where I want to be, which is 145. It’s going to take some time, but I think I’ve got it in me to do it. At least I hope so ❤️ Hugs right back!!
  8. I gave hubby that kiss, Cinwa ❤️ He said thank you!! It wasn’t easy for me especially because he was eating very little around the holidays, and I was taste testing everything! Almost like I never had the surgery, ugh. Yes, his cookies are the best! (If I do say so myself, lol) Ihope once he is up and running again, I can stay away from them!! I know beating myself up isn’t going to help anything, but if I cut myself some slack every time I go through something difficult, I’ll end up where I started, lol. And I DO NOT want that! I know this whole Covid situation and losing my grandmother are extenuating circumstances, absolutely. My therapists tell me the same thing...that I’m too hard on myself. I’ve always been that way, but it’s different with this somehow. I went through so much and worked so hard to get here, and now I feel like I was falling back into my old bad habits. But I think I’m getting a handle on things now...fingers and toes crossed!! ❤️❤️❤️
  9. First off, hubby is doing phenomenal with his weight loss. He just hit 103 pounds down this morning He started at 272 and is down to 169. He started his pre op diet in March of last year, and had his surgery on Sept. 25th. He is below his goal and very happy with it. Not to mention he looks fantastic, lol My struggles are mostly with what I’ve been eating, and how often. I still weigh my food at every meal, but I may eat 5 or 6 times a day. Some of those meals or snacks are not good for me and usually have little or no nutritional value, hence the weight gain. Eating that often, prior to my weight gain, was totally fine because my meals consisted of a lot of protein, and I was drinking more than enough water or crystal light throughout the day. I started going off balance over the holidays, and gained a little. But it got really bad just before Covid hit. Then I lost my grandmother to Covid. Binge eating and drinking too many adult beverages obviously packed the weight on, and I’ve gained about 20 pounds above my maintenance weight. I finally got back on track this past Monday, and I’ve already lost 3 pounds. As far as the restriction goes, it was pretty hard core in the beginning. Now, I may feel restriction in the morning, or if I have waited too long between meals, but otherwise if I eat slow, I don’t really feel much. That’s why, in the end, it’s still up to us to control what, and how much, we put in our mouths. I had pain like what you are describing for a long time BEFORE I had my surgery. I had pretty serious fatty liver, and I always considered it to be liver pain. But since you are soo early out post op, I would definitely check with your surgeon...especially if the pain is new post op. I still think being an experienced WLS patient might have something to do with all of this. But like I said before, I’m not a doctor...just a hunch Hang in there hun...follow the rules and do what you are supposed to do, and you will be ok ❤️ Hugs!!!
  10. Hi Tracy!! I’ve been doing a really crappy job with coming here, and I’m so sorry about that. I’ve been struggling with my diet a lot, and I know I need to be here more. But I’m starting to get control again, and to keep from eating, I have been outside almost every day doing some pretty heavy duty yard work and completely tiring myself out. You would think my appetite would be raging, but just the opposite. I’ve been losing again, and very happy about that I’m glad to hear that your surgery went well, and that your GERD is improving! As far as restriction, I didn’t really feel much on liquids. But when I was able to start soft foods like yogurt and cottage cheese, etc, I felt a LOT of restriction. I couldn’t even finish a tablespoon of yogurt until I was on soft foods for a few days, if I remember correctly. I was thinking...do you think your lack of restriction might be due to the fact that you already has WLS, and are used to it? I know bypass leaves a much smaller pouch than sleeve, but I wonder if that could be a reason for it. I’m certainly not a doctor, and I might be crazy, lol. Just food for thought ❤️ I hope you are doing ok, and hopefully I can get here more often. Hang in there, my friend ❤️❤️❤️
  11. Thank you so much, Tracy ❤️ Your prayers truly mean a lot. Hugs, my friend.
  12. Thank you, msmarymac ❤️ It was definitely heartbreaking. I was very close to her and loved her dearly. She was like a mother to me. I had a respiratory infection in January, so I didn’t go see her while I was ill. Not too long after that, they locked down her nursing home, so the last time I saw her was Christmas Day. She was having a good day the last time I saw her, even though she didn’t know me anymore (dementia). I will always have my memories, but I think it will take a very long time to get past how she died. Thank you so much for your prayers, and I hope you are well and staying safe ❤️
  13. Thank you, Cheesehead ❤️
  14. Thank you Tammy, my sweet friend ❤️ I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your uncle as well. We were only supposed to be allowed 10 people at the graveside as well, but the funeral director let us all be there (it was only family, and there were only 14 of us there anyway because we did not publish the date in the paper). We did, however, break the rules. We all had masks on, but we hugged each other and did not stand 6 feet apart. That was the first and only time I’ve done that since this started. This is the worst time to lose a loved one, you are right about that. I hope you are handling your loss the best you can and that you are alright. Love hugs and prayers, my friend ❤️
  15. Thank you, Cinwa, my dear friend. I’m just so thankful she isn’t suffering anymore, and that now she is reunited with my grandfather and her parents and 11 brothers and sisters ❤️